It is certainly a ‘meeting of cultures’ when a pirith ceremony and an almsgiving takes place in an Anglican school.
The Buddhist Students Movement along with the staff, students and the Trinity Community together organised the Annual Pirith Ceremony for the 43rd time at the College Main Hall.
‘Spirituality’ and ‘sacredness’ have always been the main ethics in the heart of every Trinitian, as many Muslim, Christian, and Hindu boys were seen both at the pirith ceremony and the almsgiving. This very act indicates that even though we are culturally diverse, we are always united by brotherhood.
Something that was spotted by a few people at this devotional ceremony were the oil lamps kept along the main drive towards College. The same lamps are used for the ‘Carol Service’ every year. It was indeed perfect example for the cultural diversity and the strength of co-existence that prevails within Trinity.
In a society where religion is overruled by ‘tuition classes’, everyone who were present at the pirith ceremony and the almsgiving held on the 3rd and 4th March 2018, would have felt how serene it was.
It is the duty of the younger generations to continue such sacred traditions as Trinity College, being a 146 year old school, still remains rich in all its cultural heritage.
Article written by Sheshan Abeysekara & Shihan Maharoof